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How to capture 'live' aliens? (Stun RL only??) - 5/11/2007 7:29:43 PM   
voteslave

 

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Hi

IS the only weapon that will get you a live alien the Rocket Launcher with a STUN rocket?

or are some of the ones you 'kill' actually recovered alive?

thanks
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RE: How to capture 'live' aliens? (Stun RL only??) - 5/11/2007 7:43:58 PM   
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As you get into the game you will get access to gas grenades and rockets which will knock out but not kill aliens. I also understand that in some case if you shoot an alien and it goes down it may only be "wounded" and will be capture at the end of the raid. 

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RE: How to capture 'live' aliens? (Stun RL only??) - 5/11/2007 7:45:32 PM   
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No, stun is the way to go. I dont think i ever seen any killed ones "live".

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Later on u get another stun weapon.

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RE: How to capture 'live' aliens? (Stun RL only??) - 5/11/2007 8:02:36 PM   
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I actually did managed to capture a Vipon Commander that I had to shoot because I was out of Stun Rockets. He was apparently only wounded (lucky!).

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RE: How to capture 'live' aliens? (Stun RL only??) - 5/12/2007 12:44:19 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Erik Rutins

I actually did managed to capture a Vipon Commander that I had to shoot because I was out of Stun Rockets. He was apparently only wounded (lucky!).


Erik are you playing with sage's mod?

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RE: How to capture 'live' aliens? (Stun RL only??) - 5/12/2007 1:21:54 AM   
Erik Rutins

 

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Yes, indeed - was that a change they made?

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RE: How to capture 'live' aliens? (Stun RL only??) - 5/12/2007 1:55:00 AM   
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No, it wasn't. Unless sage made and both forgot to tell me AND forgot to document it. :)

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RE: How to capture 'live' aliens? (Stun RL only??) - 5/13/2007 5:37:16 PM   
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Actually, I have been playing for six months since battlecruisers showed up and I cannot shoot any down. I cannot FIND alien leaders. I have captured one, and all the others are executed since they are not leaders. I have all of Esperanza except one 'bait zone'. Nothing left to research. Right now, I am at a standstill. I have not researched anything for a very long time.


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RE: How to capture 'live' aliens? (Stun RL only??) - 5/13/2007 6:43:13 PM   
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to be honest, I think the capture the leader idea was a screw up, in my game, I have only seen one Vipon Commander, not that hasn't been others, I just killed them before I could see them

and now that I need one, I can't find any

(I did see one, and took him down with one shot, oh boy, got back to base and got a message that since I didn't have a place for him, they killed him (mean guys) I had forgotten that I had sold it off a while back, since my guys were killing off all the POWs, oops)



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RE: How to capture 'live' aliens? (Stun RL only??) - 5/13/2007 7:16:01 PM   
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Hm, every time I've attacked an Alien base, there has been a Vipon Commander there.

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RE: How to capture 'live' aliens? (Stun RL only??) - 5/13/2007 7:18:53 PM   
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Im a year into the game now and have captured 10+ commanders. I find them on all cruisers and bigger ships, if the right race. Only 3 races have commanders. Some times in terror and base missions, again assuming on race.

Kind Regards,

Rasmus

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RE: How to capture 'live' aliens? (Stun RL only??) - 5/13/2007 7:39:33 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Erik Rutins

Hm, every time I've attacked an Alien base, there has been a Vipon Commander there.



only one base I have attacked had Vipons on it, and that to be honest was was dark slaughterfest, there may of been 10 Commanders in there and I would never of seen them, I was killing Aliens that I didn't even know where there, until I walked over there dead bodies

(great battle)

I didn't see many of them in ship combat either

now I am getting Destorers, on my ships

I have only had 3 Terror missions, 2 with Destorers and one with the greys and Lavras



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RE: How to capture 'live' aliens? (Stun RL only??) - 5/13/2007 8:34:24 PM   
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Stun grenades don't seem to work for me... Granted I've only tried to use them a few times, but each time the alien will just stand there and laugh at me. Are stun rockets more effective? Haven't tried them yet...

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RE: How to capture 'live' aliens? (Stun RL only??) - 5/13/2007 9:48:40 PM   
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Most times, it will take until the end of the turn before it works, you fire or throw it and it goes poof, and then when you hit end turn, they will drop at the end of there turn

the hassle is, you are not sure, so most times will then start trying to kill them :)


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RE: How to capture 'live' aliens? (Stun RL only??) - 5/14/2007 6:31:03 AM   
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I was not overly complaining, just stating the current situation. It is a long war. I have finally tracked down a Vipon commander. On several large missions (BC, bases) before I captured the Vipon CO, there were either Monsters or Robots. (names of enemies puposely not stated.) So, hard to get a Vipon CO when there are no Vipons! <grin>

As far as the original post/question is concerned, about shooting down BC, it is supposed to be hard. Just keep trying. Sometimes they are downed with just less than 50% damage, other times they leave the planet, and still others they make a landing somewhere (so, launch a transport ASAP!). If you keep trying and stay patient, it will happen.

(In my situation, it was 6 months before I shot one down, and that was pure luck since it was not too badly damaged. Also, no commanders there, I actually had a commander on a smaller ship mission afterwards. Until then, we tried, and had a few ground missions against landed BC. I also had to retake my 9th region twice, and had 2 bases fall, both of which we retook.)

Both stun grenades and rockets work well. Some aliens are harder to stun than others.

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RE: How to capture 'live' aliens? (Stun RL only??) - 5/14/2007 3:12:00 PM   
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How do you know or distinguish between a normal alien and a commander?

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RE: How to capture 'live' aliens? (Stun RL only??) - 5/14/2007 3:39:16 PM   
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Also, are there commanders for each race? I'm only in my 2nd month (March) and have encountered 4 aliens - Big claw thing, floating blob, metal man and a metal slug.

That's my descriptions, have a laugh :)

Anyway, like I said, there are commanders for each race and if so, how do you distinguish between them?

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RE: How to capture 'live' aliens? (Stun RL only??) - 5/14/2007 4:50:48 PM   
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from what I know, there are 3 Commander races, the Vipon, and two I have not ran into yet

they will be a different color, the normal Vipon is Brownish, the Commander is Greenish

(which just in case, when I run into something I haven't seen before, I try to stun it, just in case)



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